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Senior Pastor

Dr. J. Lee Hickman

Senior Pastor

Dr. Hickman was raised in Lenoir City, Tennessee, where he accepted Christ at the age of 9 at his home and was baptized at Bell Avenue Baptist Church. Pastor Lee is married to his high school sweetheart, Christina, who stays at home and teaches their two daughters - Chezlee and Makynlee.


When he was thirteen years old, Dr. Hickman surrendered his life to the call of ministry. Since then, he has held numerous revivals, conferences, special meetings and has seen hundreds come to know Christ as their personal Savior. He has graduated from Andersonville Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Theology in 2015. In 2019, he served as 2nd Vice President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Pastor Lee brings a spirit of evangelism and commitment to preaching the Word of God with fire and passion. He has served as pastor of three churches in East Tennessee and now faithfully serves the Lord as our Senior Pastor at Dry Valley. With the help of God, under his leadership, every church he has had the privilege of leading has seen tremendous growth and numerous people come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.



Lenoir City High School, Lenoir City, TN

Associates of Contemporary Management, Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN

Associates of Biblical Studies, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.), Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA

Master of Theology (M.Th.), Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA

Doctor of Theology (D.Th.), Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA



"The Door of Wisdom: A devotion on the Book of Proverbs" 

"Hey! Where's Your Faith?"

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